Bug 1877566 (CVE-2020-15169) - CVE-2020-15169 rubygem-activeview: Cross-site scripting in translation helpers
Summary: CVE-2020-15169 rubygem-activeview: Cross-site scripting in translation helpers
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2020-15169
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1877568 1880106 1880107 1880124
Blocks: 1877569
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-09-09 20:47 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-12-14 18:47 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: rubygem-activeview 5.2.4.4, rubygem-activeview 6.0.3.3
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A flaw was found in rubygem-actionview in versions prior to 5.2.4.4 and 6.0.3.3. When an HTML-unsafe string is passed as the default for a missing translation key, the default string is incorrectly marked as HTML-safe and not escaped. Thie highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity.
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Last Closed: 2021-11-11 05:58:26 UTC


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Description Pedro Sampaio 2020-09-09 20:47:32 UTC
A flaw was found in rubygem-actionview before versions 5.2.4.4 and 6.0.3.3. When an HTML-unsafe string is passed as the default for a missing  translation key, the default string is incorrectly marked as HTML-safe and not escaped.

References:

https://github.com/rubysec/ruby-advisory-db/blob/master/gems/actionview/CVE-2020-15169.yml
https://groups.google.com/g/rubyonrails-security/c/b-C9kSGXYrc?pli=1

Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2020-09-09 20:48:08 UTC
Created rubygem-actionview tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1877568]

Comment 3 Yadnyawalk Tale 2020-09-17 15:27:36 UTC
External References:

https://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2020/9/10/Rails-5-2-4-4-and-6-0-3-3-have-been-released

Comment 8 Yadnyawalk Tale 2020-09-17 18:05:20 UTC
Statement:

Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Satellite 6 ships affected ActiveView RubyGem, however, those are not vulnerable since product code do not use such unsafe implementation.


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